Wrenn Grayson is hired to write the history behind Honeysuckle Blue Nursery. She digs into past generations of one family, the Hawthorn nurserymen. That research reveals the unsolved murders of four townspeople, collectively known as the lords, each poisoned by hemlock. Fifty years ago, the first lord poisoned was Commodore Theo Hawthorn. As Wrenn is pulled deeper into this old mystery, she struggles to understand other ancient secrets involving deadly nightshade, Socrates’ patience, and the “telling of the bees” lore.
With nursery operations abandoned eight years ago, the land is being converted to a green cemetery, a place for natural burials amidst wildflowers and shade trees. Despite the cemetery’s envisioned serenity, Wrenn learns it represents another dimension to take seriously. One night on the cemetery grounds, she stumbles onto a makeshift tombstone. The inscription reads, “Rest in peace, Wrenn Grayson.”
Predicted death? Hemlock poisoning? Who’s behind it?
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Recipient of New York City Book Awards Bronze Medal in Historical Thriller category, 2021
MEET THE CHARACTERS
The fun part about reading mysteries is deciphering the clues and deciding which characters are suspects. An intriguing mystery includes a wide variety of characters and that can sometimes tax the reader’s memory. The solution is a quick-reference list outlining each character’s purpose in the story. The character list for Honeysuckle Blue Revenge is available below for downloading.